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Poster: Electrickghost Date: Nov 28, 2006 2:43pm
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Downloads broken?

Well.. couple of things:

1) From the FAQ (on downloading content):
"On the item's details page, look for the "FTP" link next to "all files" on the left side of the page. Click the "FTP" link and you'll see all the files listed and the ftp address where you can find them."

where is this "item's details page" ? Cant find any ftp addresses ..


2) in the same place of the FAQ, it says to right click and save. So if the reason for using a FTP client is just to get the download managing feature, well I used 2 download managers before getting the problem.

Is there an actual FTP server which is less likely to happen? if so, how do I connect and find the file?

thank you, Alexis! :)

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Poster: Electrickghost Date: Nov 28, 2006 4:53pm
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Downloads broken?

Oh.. look what we haaave heeere! I tried using firefox to download it, and it actually worked! it gagged at 99% though.. but was able to save it..

I think my other managers were too old and screwed up at something..

it would be useful to know how to connect to archive.org's FTP though.

THANKS ALEXIS!!!! :D

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffARossi Date: Nov 29, 2006 11:46am
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Downloads broken?

You can download any item through FTP. On the item's page, click the FTP link in the upper left box ( All files: FTP HTTP ) - that will take you to an address that looks like this:

ftp://ia3xxxxx.us.archive.org/2/items/identifier

Open your FTP Client (I use SmartFTP, but any of them should work) and connect to that address. You can connect to this address anonymously, you don't need a user name and password. The files for the item will be displayed, and you can download from there.

The benefit of FTP is that if you're downloading a big file (like a 2 GB movie) and your download gets interrupted for some reason, FTP will allow you to resume your download where you left off, instead of having to start all over again.

Alexis

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Poster: Electrickghost Date: Nov 28, 2006 4:53pm
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Downloads broken?

BTW, i keep hearing about this "item's details page".. is this the page that have links to various versions of the page? (the one that appears after you searched for an address)

THANKS ALEXIS!!!!!! :D :D